The time is finally here for the US team to make their debut in the greatest show on earth. Today at 11:55AM the American National team will be stepping on the field to start their journey in this World Cup.
I have football coming out of my ears. Since Friday, I have watched every single match and I loved every minute of it. Because we had some rain around here on Saturday morning I did my workouts inside. One hour and a half on the trainer watching the England vs. Paraguay game…that is the longest I have ever been on the trainer at one time. I don’t know how I did it. Probably because I was so shocked to see England play so poorly. They won with an own-goal (which by the way is a first in World Cup history). My admiration goes to the Trinidad and Tobago team this weekend. They put up a show against Sweden even with a man down… which I thought was the biggest officiating flaw of the tournament. I am glad to see that they pulled off a draw against Sweden. I got the chance to watch the game while running on a treadmill at the gym. This is the first time in a long time, say about 4 months, that I ran on the treadmill. It was a nice change of pace but 7.5 Miles is a long time to run on a machine. I was glad to be done when I did.
So, as you can see I am merging the World Cup watching with my long workout. I just need to find a long enough extension cord and I will be able to watch some more of the games from my beloved hammock… now that would be sweet!
This week I am hoping to complete a few more intense and long workouts before I start to taper down for the MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon in Morgantown, WV. 70.3 Miles of racing are awaiting for me in the hills of WV. I almost dropped my jaw when I saw the profile of the bike and run portions. I am trying to do as many hill-repeats as I can just to be a little prepared to what is coming in 2 weeks time. This is very exciting. I am looking forward to the challenge!
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The Clot Buster